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Posted: 12/21/2003 5:08:30 PM EDT
Every few mags I get a failure to feed. I rack the slide and the round chambers...Could it be limp wristing?

My P220's work fine all the time...

So great guru's what is it and how do I cure it?
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 5:15:01 PM EDT
Far too many variables to make a guess.

Describe the malf.
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 5:20:20 PM EDT
I have a similar prob, I have a thread going here too (springfeild .45 blues) and I know I'm not limp wristing, I figure it's got to be some machineing problem or QC issue.
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 5:34:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Far too many variables to make a guess.

Describe the malf.



With either a 7 or 8 round mag, Either Wilson or Tripp mags occasionally after 3 or four rounds fired I have a failure to feed. The round just sits in the mag. I rack the slide and it chambers.

FYI, it happens w/my Kimber AND a new Dan Wesson Razorback 10mm too.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 11:55:38 AM EDT
Two ways to check (fine guns btw). One. Have some one else shoot your gun. If they get no malfunctions for 3 or 4 mags, then it's you (but then you try until you get the error, etc). Make sure the other shooter is competent and wouldn't limp wrist either.
2) Purposely death grip the gun, hold it high up on the grip, and see if it happens.

Also, try different brands of ammo... always important to use good/decent ammo when trying to debug a gun.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 12:09:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Phoenix_III:
Two ways to check (fine guns btw). One. Have some one else shoot your gun. If they get no malfunctions for 3 or 4 mags, then it's you (but then you try until you get the error, etc). Make sure the other shooter is competent and wouldn't limp wrist either.
2) Purposely death grip the gun, hold it high up on the grip, and see if it happens.

Also, try different brands of ammo... always important to use good/decent ammo when trying to debug a gun.



Thanks for the hint...I'll get a fellow I know to shoot my RZ and see. I always use good ammo so I've discounted that. It doesn't happen w/my Sig P220 so I'm really thinking it pilot error.

We'll see.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 6:00:32 PM EDT
Yeth.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 4:45:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By W-W:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Far too many variables to make a guess.

Describe the malf.



With either a 7 or 8 round mag, Either Wilson or Tripp mags occasionally after 3 or four rounds fired I have a failure to feed. The round just sits in the mag. I rack the slide and it chambers.

FYI, it happens w/my Kimber AND a new Dan Wesson Razorback 10mm too.



The slide is locked open? That is not a magazine issue. It is more likely that you are carrying your thumb low, like on your Sigs, but under recoil are bumping the 1911's slide catch upward just enough to cause it to jump into the notch on the slide, causing the slide to lock to the rear. Try either placing the strong thumb on top of the thumb safety or making certain you do not place it underneath the slide catch when shooting, and be careful as well of where you place your support thumb. That should take care of it if this is the problem.

There are other things that can cause this as well, but two 1911 pattern guns, both new and using good mags and ammo are VERY unlikely to have the same problem at the same time.
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